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Responsible Tourism Week 2011 responsible tourism on the cape west coast  Responsible Tourism in Destinations is a multi-stakeholder process: Who is taking responsibility for the sustainable growth of tourism on the cape west coast. Responsible Travel is not only the responsibility of the traveller to a destination, but is more than ever as important for the destination to manage tourism for long-term sustainable growth.

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Visitor Management tourism and the fragility of protected areas  Deidre Luzmore, from Luzmore Tourism Development,  was commissioned to undertake a Visitor Survey to feed into their Visitor Interpretation Strategy for Loch Katrine. Loch Katrine is located at the heart of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in Scotland, UK and is the focus of a large native woodland regeneration project within The Great Trossachs Forest.

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Community-based Tourism tourism projects started at grass roots 
Deidre Luzmore spent three months in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya working on a community scout programme funded by The Darwin Institute for the Survival of the Species and organised by The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent.

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Conservation and Habitat Management Parc naturel régional de la Brenne
At La Brenne we worked closely with the National Park staff and LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux) representatives, the French equivalent of RSPB. The economy is still very much connected to this diverse Nature Reserve, and La Brenne maintains its cultural heritage by continuing fish farming, shooting of Red and Roe deer, Wild boar, and wildfowl.

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Welcome to Luzmore Tourism Development

Luzmore Tourism Development is flexible and dynamic, offering professional advice to advance the Responsible Tourism agenda with stakeholders.

Current Focus is on:

1. innovative eMarketing services  to reach customers using social media tools

2. indigenous tourism specialist

3. environmental management, biodiversity protection and working to reduce resource use in fragile rural landscapes

4. working with tourism SME's in small, culturally and environmentally sensitive coastal towns on the west coast to be more sustainable and to effectively market their sustainability

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Responsible Tourism in Cities Conference, Indaba 2011 - Photos by Heidi vd Watt


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    Responsible Tourism Week 2011 The Cape West Coast is definitely off-the-beaten-track with small coastal towns waiting to charm the socks off you In the spotlight this week: The Merry Widow in Hopefield Owner-managers: Lizana and Ulrich  I have decided to showcase a west coast Guest House that I think is doing fantastically things for Responsible Tourism despite being open for only one year. “This is our family home and the ethics we live by....... Everything we do, we are very passionate about.”  - Lizana…
    Written on Monday, 14 February 2011 15:31 in Blog Be the first to comment! Read 74298 times

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